Sports

Plenty of work to do: After encouraging start, Woods falls apart in 2nd round of British Open

Tiger Woods of the US, right, and Angel Cabrera of Argentina wait to play on the 10th tee box during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Tiger Woods of the US, right, and Angel Cabrera of Argentina wait to play on the 10th tee box during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)  (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods still has plenty of rust.

That was obvious Friday in the second round of the British Open.

In just his second tournament since returning from back surgery, Woods shot his worst round at a British Open since that stormy day at Muirfield in 2002 — a 5-over 77 that required a birdie at the final hole just to make the cut.

It was his only birdie of the round.

Woods double-bogeyed the first, bogeyed the second, then settled for 14 straight pars before really making a mess of the 17th.

He knocked his first tee shot out of bounds, and yanked his do-over in the tall grass next to the 16th fairway. That led to a triple-bogey and put him outside the cut line — until a 6-foot birdie at the 18th.